A Public Research Institution for Public Benefit
UIC is Chicago’s only public research university. We pride ourselves on sparking new discoveries and innovations that can be practically applied for the benefit of the public and all our communities across Chicago, the state of Illinois, and around the world. In fact, UIC reported a record $508.5 million in annual sponsored research awards in FY2023, the fifth consecutive year of record awards, which underscores the university’s commitment and excellence in research and discovery. UIC and UI Health bring together expertise and curiosity across diverse disciplines like few others in the nation.
Research awards broken down by health sciences colleges Heading link
|College of Medicine||$208.8M|
|School of Public Health||$54.3M|
|College of Applied Health Sciences||$24.1M|
|College of Pharmacy||$20.6M|
|University of Illinois Cancer Center||$18.9M|
|College of Nursing||$14.2M|
|College of Social Work||$10.0M|
|College of Dentistry||$7.6M|
|Grand Total||$374.8M - 74% of total UIC awards|
Clinical Trials at UI Health Heading link
As defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Trials are a type of clinical study in which participants are assigned to groups that receive one or more intervention/treatment (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes. The assignments are determined by the study’s protocol. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions.
Clinical Trials at UI Health are conducted across the health sciences colleges. More information about some clinical trials is listed below. Please contact the individual departments or colleges for more specific questions about participating in clinical trials research.
Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting or Enrolling Participants
Follow the link below for a listing of clinical trials that are currently recruiting or enrolling participants at UI Health.
Research Studies at UI Health Heading link
As defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), clinical research studies (or observational studies) are a type of clinical study in which participants are identified as belonging to study groups and are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes. Participants may receive diagnostic, therapeutic, or other types of interventions, but the investigator does not assign participants to a specific interventions/treatment. A patient registry is a type of observational study.
Various Research Studies at UI Health are conducted across the health sciences colleges. More information about some of these studies are listed below. Please contact the individual departments or colleges for more specific questions about participating in research studies.
Center for Clinical & Translational Science
The UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is a central resource on campus to provide support and services to clinical investigators and patients interested in participating in studies. CCTS offers the following resources for people interesting in participating:
UI Health Research Registry
Participate in Research
College of Applied Health Sciences
The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS) has a robust research program that relies on individual participation to help generate new knowledge that can transform health care practice and social systems.
Participate in AHS research
College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry (COD) has a number of ongoing clinical studies for translational oral science research, with a new, state-of-the-art Clinical Research Center.
Participate in COD research